David Bowie: Starman

Shot by Mick Rock.

  1. Described as “the man who shot the Seventies,” Rock’s photos of other music icons - Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, and Blondie’s Debbie Harry - will also be on display.

    Photo Credit: Copyright © Mick Rock 1972, 2016

  2. Described as “the man who shot the Seventies,” Rock’s photos of other music icons - Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, and Blondie’s Debbie Harry - will also be on display.

    Photo Credit: Copyright © Mick Rock 1972, 2016

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Between 1972 and 1973, when David Bowie was redefining glam rock as the androgynous alien rock star Ziggy Stardust, fellow Londoner Mick Rock was the musician’s official photographer. Bowie told his manager at the time, “Mick sees me the way I see myself.”

David Bowie: Starman features 65 of Rock’s photographs that capture Bowie’s creativity and charisma, from dressing room shots of his transformation into Ziggy Stardust and live performances to private moments between gigs. “I think David trusted me,” reflects Rock. “I regarded myself as a guardian of his image, and that’s true to this day.”

The gallery also includes rare performance footage, oral history interviews, an audio tour narrated by Rock, and photos of other music icons like Lou Reed, Queen, and Debbie Harry.

David Bowie: Starman opens July 1.

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